Dear young musicians, pedagogues, parents and music lovers!​

We’re glad to greet you on the website of the first International Competition for Young Performers – Composers Oskar Rieding.

The main goal of this competition is to support young musicians on their creative path.​
We also want to bring them closer to the music of the renowned composer and pedagogue Oskar Rieding, who worked and composed in Celje.

We kindly welcome you!

Regulation of competition

1. International Competition for Performers – Composers Oskar Rieding is open for young musicians of all nationalities, who likes to compose and perform their own compositions. The primary goal of the competition is to support young performers on their music journey. Candidates can apply with one solo or chamber work for any instrument(s) /or vocal/, without electronics. The finals will take place in a wonderful hall of Narodni dom in Celje. Oskar Rieding chose this idyllic city for his home after he finished his orchestral career in the Budapest’s opera house and he wrote several important violin pieces there. These pieces still make part of repertoires for young violinists all around the world. It was in Celje where the composer wrote also one of his most performed pieces of the violin pedagogic repertoire – violin concert in H minor op. 35.

The organizing committee of the competition wants to offer to young musicians a new creative platform which will promote the importance of composing as an integral part of the development of each young musician. In this way, we will also symbolically revive the tradition of Oskar Rieding, a pedagogue, composer and performer of his own works. Performing your own piece on the stage is a very special experience.

We are looking forward to meeting you, dear young composers & performers and hearing your music!

Music is our companion throughout our life. It’s the beginning and the end. It’s a feeling and essence of many who chose it for their way of life.


Competition is open to musicians of all nationalities.

Competition will be divided in 4 age categories:

1. category

up to 10 y.o.

2. category

from 11 to 15 y.o.

3. category

from 16 to 20 y.o.

4. category

from 21 y.o. - the special category Oskar Rieding

You can see the detailed rules of the competition HERE


Jury members of the 1st International Competition for Young Performers – Composers Oskar Rieding are:

Dušan Bavdek


President of the Jury


    Nejc Kuhar



      Olga Ulokina

      (Russia – Slovenia)


        Bruno Vlahek

        (Croatia – Spain)


          Ludmila Yurina



            Adam Skoumal


            Honorable Member



              The application deadline is until 10 June 2018.